Tokyo Disney Parks and other theme parks in Japan closed in late February due to the coronavirus. Now that infection numbers are decreasing in Japan, the amusement parks are deciding what precautions they will need to welcome guests back safely. The East Japan and West Japan Theme Park Associations have prepared guidelines which are titled "Guidelines to Prevent the Spread of Infection of the Novel Coronavirus".
You have to understand, in Japan, guidelines mean polite requests. The thing is, requesting politely works. No one argues or protests, they just do it. I love living in Japan. No lockdowns, no fines or punishment, people get that not following the requests will be dangerous for everyone.
So, back to the guidelines - - - Some are pretty straight forward, like limiting the number of people in the park, checking temperatures and denying entry to those with fevers, asking guests to wear masks. The guidelines also ask the facilities to encourage cashless payment systems and use advance purchase tickets in order to shorten the time standing in lines and handling cash, in addition to keeping doors and windows open for better ventilation in indoor attractions.
Then we come to - - - Urge guests to refrain from shouting or screaming on roller coasters and other conveyance-style attractions. Because coronavirus is spread by airborne particles, the associations would rather not have riders' saliva or other particles from the mouth flying around. This guideline also applies to indoor attractions and character shows, as well as haunted houses. This one might be difficult, but I feel sure people will try hard not to scream.
Tokyo Disney and Disney Sea are set to reopen on Wednesday, July 1st. Ticket prices for one day range from 4900 yen for young children to 8200 yen for adults.